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Welcome to the Department of Physics at the University College Cork.

The Department of Physics is one of Ireland’s largest, most dynamic centres of scientific development with a focus on excellence in both education and research, and a particularly strong track record in PhD education.

The strength of our undergraduate degree programmes in both physics and astrophysics attracts a large cohort of talented students to study physics at UCC. Our research strength also attracts many international post-doctoral fellows and visiting scientists to our department, making it a large, cosmopolitan place for the advancement of science.

The Department of Physics plays an important strategic role in the region through its extensive interactions with industry both nationally and internationally.

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RECENT NEWS:

NiallFest2018 celebrating the work of Niall O’Murchadha (UCC Physics).

http://www.physics.ucc.ie/NiallFest2018/

Niall with Kip Thorne Nobel laureate in Physics

 

Participants enjoying the sunshine in UCC at NiallFest2018

UCC invests in atmospheric monitoring station

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/environment/experts-act-to-monitor-degraded-air-quality-in-cork-city-1.3511748

https://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/cork-air-pollution-monitor-to-take-most-detailed-measurements-yet-471215.html

Physics News

CALET succeeds in direct measurements of cosmic ray electron spectrum up to 4.8 TeV
Posted on July 20, 2018 at 11:40 am

An international team of researchers extended their results from a previous study to directly […]

A physics treasure hidden in a wallpaper pattern
Posted on July 20, 2018 at 7:22 am

An international team of scientists has discovered a new, exotic form of insulating material with a […]

Unusual sound waves discovered in quantum liquids
Posted on July 20, 2018 at 7:11 am

Ordinary sound waves—small oscillations of density—can propagate through all fluids, […]

3-D X-ray tomography scoops up information about ice cream microstructure
Posted on July 19, 2018 at 1:10 pm

There's nothing quite like an ice cream on a hot day, and eating it before it melts too much is […]